Museum News

Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

Image of the Freemasonry PosterABOYNE - Popular culture has often represented Freemasonry as a mysterious and secretive society. A travelling exhibit from Bruce County Museum helps shed light on the structure and vision of this ancient fraternal order and why it remains a strong presence in present day society. Hosted by the Wellington County Museum and Archives from January 24 to April 26, the exhibit answers many questions about Masonic symbolism, the Order's historical roots and the moral and ethical standards expected of ...

Posted Thursday, January 08, 2015

Graphic image for exhibit No One Goes 2 Palmerston ONABOYNE - Discover all things interesting about the Town of Palmerston in a new exhibit opening at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on January 17. Entitled No One Goes 2 Palmerston ON, the exhibit tells the story of the town, which this year celebrates 140 years of history. The exhibit features the local history collection of Chad Martin, whose private collection will be highlighted in Wellington County Collects and runs through May 10. “From a town that has been known as a rail...

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Will Remember Them ImageABOYNE - Remembering the Fallen has special significance this year as we commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. A major exhibit, Death and the County Soldier, explores the devastating cost of the Great War. And, in tribute to all of the Fallen, from the First World War to Afghanistan, the front lawn at the Wellington County Museum and Archives will display We Will Remember Them in the first weeks of November. Death and the County Soldier highlight individual stories of so...

Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

Image of the Poor House CemeteryABOYNE -The Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) recently created a short video honouring the men, women and children that lived and died at the County of Wellington's House of Industry and Refuge. One hundred and thirty-six years after the Poorhouse burial ground received its first burial (1877), the Cemetery officially opened as an interpretive site and outdoor exhibit of the WCMA. It is here that 271 men, woman and children who lived and died at the Poorhouse between 1877 and 1946 ar...

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Image of Lyn Barrett-Cowan and Rock #2ABOYNE - Pushing the boundaries of quilting designs, Fergus fibre artist Lyn Barrett-Cowan's exhibit Breaking Free opens June 28 at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). Drawing from her own life experiences and of nature, Lyn takes us on her personal journey that will delight and intrigue viewers. “My work in fabric is highly influenced by my work in watercolour,” Lyn Barrett-Cowan said. “When I chose subjects to paint in watercolour, I selected textural subjects unco...